Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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Augustin Jean Fresnel

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1788 Born on 10 May in Broglie, France

c.1815 Developed the wave theory of light

1824 Developed the use of compound lenses instead of mirrors for lighthouses

1827 Died on 14 July in Ville-d'Avray, France

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